Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning: Assessment Guides, Diagnoses, Psychopharmacology 5th Edition

Author: Elizabeth M. Varcarolis


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  • ISBN: 9781455740192
  • Author: Elizabeth M. Varcarolis
  • Publ Date: 2014-04-26
  • Edition: 5
  • Pages: 768
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 248256

Table of Contents :

PART 1: GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING PSYCHIATRIC NURSING CARE 1. The Nursing Process and Assessment: Standards of Care 2. Maximizing Communication Skills 3. The Nurse Patient Relationship and Guidelines for Conducting a Clinical Interview PART II: DIAGNOSIS AND CARE PLANNING 4. Selected Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence 5. Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders 6. Stress and Stress-Related Disorders 7. Depressive Disorders 8. Bipolar Spectrum Disorders 9. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders 10. Personality Disorders 11. Substance-Related Addictive Disorders 12. Eating Disorders 13. Neurocognitive Disorders PART III: PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES AND FORENSIC ISSUES 14. Crisis Intervention and Rehabilitation 15. Family Violence 16. Sexual Violence 17. Suicide Behaviors 18. Anger, Aggression and Violence 19. Grieving and Complicated Grieving PART IV: CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS 20. Manipulative Behaviors 21. Noncompliance/Nonadherence to Medication or Treatment Appendixes A. References B. Classification and Full Assessment C. Assessment Tools for Children and Adolescents D. Assessment Guides E. Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) Index


A pocket-sized manual, Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning: Assessment Guides, Diagnoses, and Psychopharmacology, 5th Edition is designed to assist in assessment, formulation of nursing diagnoses, and design of nursing care plans for patients with psychiatric disorders. It provides quick and easy access to the detailed and concrete information students and practicing nurses need to know as they care for patients in inpatient, community mental health, and home care settings. Expert author Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA, provides a clinically based focus with the latest guidelines to psychiatric nursing care. Designed to accompany Foundations of Mental Health Nursing, this book is a perfect reference for creating care plans and for clinical use.


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